Student Services

Mission

To assure that all Waco ISD graduates obtain the skills, understanding and behaviors necessary for good citizenship, successful transition to work or college and lifelong learning.

Services and Responsibilities

The Student Services Department provides health services, tracks attendance and truancy, and oversees dropout prevention and recovery programs, student data and records, afterschool programs, student transportation, and the Suspend Kids to School Program.

Student Management

The mission is to provide comprehensive programming and technical assistance in the areas of alternative education, accelerated instruction, discipline, and attendance to campus and assist/facilitate elementary campus needs.

Student Health Services

Waco ISD employs Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses to meet the health care needs of the students. Nurse employees provide quality and preventative health care to all students. Nurses perform basic first aid, track immunization requirements, dispense medication to students and conduct vision, hearing and spinal screenings. Nurses also provide classroom instruction on hygiene and disease. The Family Practice Center contracts with the district to serve students, their families and the community at a school-based health clinic located at Bell's Hill Elementary. The school-based clinic provides both treatment and preventative care.

Attendance, Truancy, Dropout Prevention & Recovery

Oversees the districts efforts to increase student attendance, insures adherence to state and local laws and policy governing compulsory attendance, and address all factors related to students dropping out of school. Attendance Court Liaisons are responsible for representing the district in all court matters related to attendance and truancy. Parent Campus Liaisons are responsible for communicating with parents and students regarding school absences, making home visits related to student absences, and investigating cases of chronic absence and truancy.

Afterschool Programs

Waco ISD, in collaboration with community organizations, provides afterschool services on all WISD campuses. Afterschool provide students with a safe place and an opportunity to continue learning beyond the regular school day through hands-on activities. Students in the afterschool programs receive homework help as well as participate in a variety of enrichment activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and STEM.

PEIMS Data

The PEIMS Department is committed to assisting WISD campuses with training and support in the use of the SIS software. Our goal is to maximize district funds by continually improving the integrity of the data submitted to the Texas Education Agency.

Student Transportation Services

Infofinder is a transportation site for parents. It allows parents to identify which schools are assigned to any given address. This site will also show you bus information to include the bus number, where the stops are located, and what time the bus will pick up in the morning as well as drop off in the afternoon.

Click here to launch the Infofinder site

Student Records

Student records are kept for all previous WISD students. Any student who is in need of an official or unofficial transcript for colleges or employment can request a paper copy from the clerk at the administration building.

Suspend Kids to School Initiative

The purpose of the project is to test a model for reducing the numbers of students that are issued citations at school for what could be otherwise prevented with counseling and intervention, limiting the overall numbers of school referrals to juvenile court, complementing remedial measures that keep students engaged and on the home campus, and providing sufficient training for school resource officers, district staff especially teachers, judges, and probation officers.

Facility and Athletic Rental Guide

To find out about our facility rental rules, please download the Facility Rental Guide. If you have any questions about facility usage, please contact the specific staff member below:

Athletics facilities:
Jack Stanley  254-745-2250

Non-athletic facilities:
Ken Wolf  254-752-3497


Facility Rental Guide (pdf)

Facility Rental Packet (pdf)


Campus Capacity Study

Each year WISD evaluates the student capacity for each elementary, middle, and high school. One purpose of this analysis is to help principals determine if they have available space to accept transfer students to their school. Principals are only allowed to accept transfer students as long as the school (or specific grade level) is below 95% capacity. The document below shows the capacity values for our schools as of September 25, 2013.




Subdivisions

Attendance (Truancy, Attendance, Dropout Prevention and Credit Recovery)

Student Health Services

Student Management

Student Records & Transcripts

Student Transportation Services

Bullying Information

Contact Us

WISD Administration Building
501 Franklin Ave.
P.O. Box 27
Waco, Texas 76703
Ph: (254) 755-9473